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Reviews of Azura Memory Care of Kenosha South
Average Rating: based on 6 Reviews
I am a past client of this provider
Azura Memory Care is the only place that didn't request two years of funding. A lot of other facilities would require that. It's a small facility with only 20 rooms. It had a really homey feel, like a house. It didn't make you feel like you're in an institution. The staff for the most part is good. However, one aide for 68 residents is just ridiculous. That's too much. And just anywhere else, there are few that are there for the paycheck and couldn't care less. They do have a cook so the food was good. My parents were there from August to September of last year.
I am a friend or relative of a resident
Azura Memory Care has VERY caring nurses & staff. The people who run it are very good listeners; very attentive to your needs for the resident, & work very quickly to make sure their needs are met. The building is clean, spacious, and home-like. Note that the activities listed on their website are only getting started in the South Kenosha branch.
I visited this facility
One of the several "pluses" for this facility is its location. It is near Kenosha Regional Airport, which is very convenient for visitors. It is also near the city of Kenosha and the Metr Railroad, which provided easy access to both Chicago and Milwaukee. I enjoy the theater, opera and other "big city" entertainment, so this is important to me. This seems to be a facility that specialized in caring for those with memory loss or impairment. For this reason only it may not be the right "fit" for me, since memory loss or dementia is not common in my family. I am more interested in a facility that will provide physical assistance should I become physically unable to do all the things I am now able to do for myself, on a daily basis. However this is an unusually pleasant and homelike facility. They also are much less regimented than most facilities I have visited, in such things as food preferences, time of dining, and the many activities they offer. It is very casual, which I liked very much. It is also the first facility I have visited where they separate the residents by "levels" of mental function. I am not certain whether I like this or not. The individual "singles" quarters are outstanding--very well designed with not hint of the "institutionalization" in them. The care givers seem not only pleasant but quite happy which, again, is something I had not encountered before in other facilities. The food especially appealed to me, since they emphasize healthful diets. Although we did not have time to have lunch, there was a lovely variety of dishes that looked and smelled delicious. Lovely green grounds with lots of "walking around" spaces and very nice aras for visitors. Altogether, this was one of my best experiences.
I visited this facility
We visited Harbor House while in the Kenosha region looking at assisted living facilities to consider for our uncle. The outside of the building and exterior lawns appeared very well maintained. We did not have an appointment, yet the staff was accommodating and took us on a tour anyway.
They can accommodate a variety of ambulation levels and as needs change, the care team adjusts accordingly. This facility had many communal rooms for activities ranging from reading to card games, exercise and many other stimulating things to do.
The exercise room included regular exercise classes and well maintained weight training, bike and treadmill equipment. Personal assistance is available any time needed.
The menus had healthy food options for all kinds of diets. Healthy snacks are offered often and whenever residents request them. The dining room was very nice, with plenty of space. The food we saw looked and smelled delicious and was presented in an appetizing way.
The private living spaces were nicely designed with beautiful decorations with lots of fresh air and light.
The seniors may easily navigate nicely landscaped tree-lined walkways.There was a large auditorium for parties and group events. The outside activities feature many interesting cultural events in Kenosha and the surrounding areas, like art, films and many other interesting cultural gatherings.
This living environment presents mentally and physically stimulating activities for seniors including everything they need, with competent and caring staff.
I visited this facility
This is a rather unique assisted living facility that is actually composed of three separate buildings, all caring for individuals with different stages/manifestations of dementia. It is located off of the main road on the outskirts of the Wheeling and Buffalo Grove business districts, and backs up to a quiet, safe residential area. There’s plenty of parking and it is a short walk to any of the three small “houses” that each contain assisted living rooms, all of which are the size of small studio apartments. Each house is configured in a square/rectangle of rooms around an open center, with a dining and activity area at one end of the building, and a small enclosed outdoor patio in the middle. Additionally there is the real bonus of having a huge “yard” that is the backyard of all three houses, which is fully fenced in. This allows residents to go outside and safely walk a decent distance, without risk of eloping from the property, unless of course they climbed the high wooden fence. The common areas inside each house are not enormous, but they are sufficient to meet the needs of the residents. Families have the choice of visiting in the common living room, which is less private, or in the resident room, or on good weather days, outdoors. The food is average to above average and most residents and visitors have no complains. The staffing, meaning number of staff available, is average with a lower than average rate of turnover. All staff are kind and caring, and because the facility is small, able to provide a family-like feeling to the care they provide. Harbor House mission is to provide care for “atypical dementia” better than other facilities can. Often they succeed. The private pay rate is reasonable and well within industry standards.
I am a friend or relative of resident
Harbor House and it's staff are the life line I needed. I used them for respite for my mother and now she is there as a full time resident. The smaller size maks it more home like and the staff takes care of each resident as if they were there own family.
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Features of Azura Memory Care of Kenosha South
- Costs of care: $3000 - 5000/month